Introduction to Rural Aging in Twenty-First Century America

  • Nina Glasgow
  • E. Helen Berry
Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 7)


This book investigates demographic and social aspects of aging in nonmetropolitan areas of the United States in the twenty-first century. This introductory chapter briefly overviews the persisting and changing trends related to aging in rural environments. We identify major themes examined in the various chapters of the book. We next address the question of why it is important to study population aging in the rural United States. We define major concepts used across many of the chapters of the book. Finally, we describe briefly the content of major sections of the book and chapters within each section.


Rural Resident Rural Migration Rural Place Baby Boom Generation Rural Aging 
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The authors acknowledge support from Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station Project NYC-15980 and Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Project 0835.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Development SociologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology, Social Work, and AnthropologyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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